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happy valentine free short story for children

FREE short story for kids!

The Adventures of Francesca Spaghetti and Poppy Noodle

Happy Valentine

A free short story from the Magic Meadow where anything can happen...

Why is this Valentine's Day turning into such a nightmare for Poppy Noodle?

It seems everyone has got a valentine except her. In this short story featuring the Magic Meadow cast, Poppy Noodle is forced to confront her jealousy and on what turns out to be a strange day, learns a simple but valuable lesson about the true meaning of love-in a very unexpected way.

Note: The language used in this story is bit more advanced than in the previous books and some younger readers may need a bit of help from their parents.

Suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years

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The Adventures of Francesca Spaghetti and Poppy Noodle

Book 1: Big Beard The Pirate

A story from the Magic Meadow where anything can happen...

Big Beard the Pirate is a force to be reckoned with. Pursued by the navies of four countries he is not a man to be thwarted easily. In this debut novel Francesca Spaghetti and Poppy Noodle use all their courage, ingenuity and Magic Powers to try to stop him getting his greedy hands on a treasure chest that rightfully belongs to their friend Patti's family with exciting and unexpected results.

Even against the background of The Magic Meadow - a place where​ anything is possible - the outcome is still a surprise.

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perfect story for Christmas

The Adventures of Francesca Spaghetti and Poppy Noodle

Book 2: Francesca Spaghetti and Poppy Noodle's Christmas Mystery

A story from the Magic Meadow where anything can happen...

It's Christmas Eve and Santa doesn't know what to do. There aren't enough presents, the children's letters have disappeared and the naughty and nice machine has stopped working.

If these problems can't be fixed immediately there will be no Christmas at all...for any children.

Join the twins, Lulu the cat, Lady Quicksilver and all their friends as they go to the North Pole to use their Magic powers to try to help a desperate Santa and his elves solve the mystery of who is causing all this terrible trouble...and why?

This is a light-hearted, fast paced, imaginative and fun story that is destined to become a firm favorite with children.

Suitable for children aged 7 to 12 years

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